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Swedish archaeologists reveal 5th Century massacre at Sandby borg

Swedish archaeologists reveal 5th Century massacre at Sandby borg

Image copyright Daniel Lindskog Image caption Team member Clara Alfsdotter arranges the remains of one victim Swedish archaeologists have found evidence of a 5th century massacre on the south-eastern island of Oland. In a paper published in the journal Antiquity, the team writes about the 1,500 year old attack at Sandby borg. Dozens of corpses […]

Israeli policeman jailed for killing Palestinian teen

Israeli policeman jailed for killing Palestinian teen

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nadim Nuwara was shot in the chest with a live round during a protest An Israeli court has jailed a former border policeman for shooting dead a teenage Palestinian protester in 2014. Ben Deri was given a nine-month term for killing 17-year-old Nadim Nuwara during a protest at the Beitunia […]

Golden State Killer: Police 'arrest suspect' in California

Golden State Killer: Police 'arrest suspect' in California

Image caption A police reward poster shows photofit pictures of the suspect Police in California have reportedly arrested a suspect over the notorious Golden State Killer case which saw 12 murders, 45 rapes and 120 burglaries in the state in the 1970s and 80s. US media say an official announcement is expected shortly. The suspect […]

Rwanda 'genocide-era' mass graves found

Rwanda 'genocide-era' mass graves found

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some 800,000 people were killed in the genocide Four mass graves have been unearthed in Rwanda, which are believed to date from the 1994 genocide. The sites were found in the Gasabo district, outside the capital Kigali, and about 200 bodies have been exhumed. Around 3,000 people from the area […]

Auschwitz rap: German Echo music prize scrapped in anti-Semitism row

Auschwitz rap: German Echo music prize scrapped in anti-Semitism row

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kollegah and Farid Bang’s lyrics have prompted a number of musicians to return their Echo awards Germany’s music industry is abolishing its prestigious Echo prize, after an outcry over its award to a rap duo with lyrics denounced as anti-Semitic. German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won the hip-hop/urban prize […]

Hank Azaria 'willing to step aside' from Simpsons Apu role

Hank Azaria 'willing to step aside' from Simpsons Apu role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hank Azaria has also appeared in Friends and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hank Azaria says he is “willing to step aside” from his role voicing Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. It follows a documentary made by Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu that argued the Indian character is based on racial […]

Arizona special election: Narrow win unsettles Republicans

Arizona special election: Narrow win unsettles Republicans

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victory was narrow for the Republicans in a state where Donald Trump was heartily backed for the presidency in 2016 The Republicans have retained a Congressional seat in Arizona, but with a single-digit margin in the usually deep-red state. Debbie Lesko beat her Democratic rival by only about five […]

Kim Wall murder: Peter Madsen guilty

Kim Wall murder: Peter Madsen guilty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Madsen was sentenced to life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine. Prosecutors said Madsen had planned to kill Ms Wall, 30, either […]

Madrid leader Cifuentes resigns amid supermarket 'theft video'

Madrid leader Cifuentes resigns amid supermarket 'theft video'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cristina Cifuentes has come under pressure to step down from her political opponents The head of Spain’s Madrid region has stepped down amid shoplifting allegations, weeks after being accused of faking a master’s degree. A video has emerged from 2011 allegedly showing Cristina Cifuentes handing items to a supermarket security […]

US rapper Meek Mill released from prison

US rapper Meek Mill released from prison

Image copyright Getty Images Meek Mill has been released from prison – five months after being sentenced for breaking the terms of his probation. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive,” he said in a statement. The 30-year-old was due to […]